December 2009

FineScale Modeler magazine is the essential tool for modelers of all skill levels.  Learn how to create models of aircraft, armor, ships, cars and more.  Every issue provides clear, well-instructed articles that show how to assemble the latest model kits and how to master painting and finishing techniques.

Kit reviews, new kit and product announcements, tips from experts, and a gallery of readers' models make every issue packed with value.
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Exclusive showcase special: John Vojtech's amazing F-15C
By John Vojtech
See Tamiya's big Eagle in incredible detail
pg. 20
Tuning your airbrush
By Aaron Skinner
Polish and shape to improve your airbrush's airflow
pg. 18
Build a Canadian Sherman V
By Steve Guthrie
Sharpening Dragon's small-scale kit
pg. 24
Paint and weather a resin sub
By Dennis Gerber
Finishing tips for whatever you build
pg. 28
Superdetail a tiny I-16
By Rogério "Rato" Marczak
Big improvements for an itsy bitsy figher
pg. 32
Heavy metal modeling
By Jeff Herne
A Panzer IV/L70(V) in 1/6 scale!
pg. 44
Building and finishing large-scale figures
By Jim Bertges
This Invisible Man is something to see
pg. 48
The world's smallest Indian
By Roger Yu
Scratchbuilding Burt Munro's famously fast streamliner
pg. 64
Editor's Page
A letter from FSM's Editor, Matthew Usher.
Scale Talk
Letters from modelers around the world.
Read the latest headlines in modeling news.
New Products
The latest products to help you enjoy your hobby.
Reader Gallery
Photos of models of all types, submitted by their builders.
Reader Tips
Tips for enjoying your hobby, from your fellow readers.
6 new Workbench Reviews!
FSM's unmatched reviews of the latest kits, every one built by a modeler.
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